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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Basic Poetics, Class 10 - Ginsberg, Allen; Ginsberg, Allen
The Tenth class on Basic Poetics by Allen Ginsberg. (The ninth class has no tape) To begin this class students sing the ballad...with guitar. Leads into a discussion of Basil Bunting and Quantitative Poetics. This is class 10 of 33.
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg on Jack Kerouac part 1 June 1977 - Ginsberg, Allen; Ginsberg, Allen
The first tape in a two part series which is a class taught by Allen Ginsberg. Subject matter includes the life and work of Jack Kerouac. This is part 1 of 2.
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg class, American value, part 3, March, 1987. - Ginsberg, Allen
Second half of Part 3 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop on American value. Ginsberg reads several poems as examples of the mind in operation and talks about how poetry can arise from meditation practice and ordinary mind. He reads and discusses the work of Charles Reznikoff, William Carlos Williams, and other writers. (Continued from 87P083)
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg class, American value, part 4, March, 1987. - Ginsberg, Allen
First half of part 4 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop on American value. Ginsberg discusses the work of William Carlos Williams, including the poems "The trees," "To a friend," and "Poor old Abner." (Continues on 87P086)
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg class, On writing poetry, July, 1984. - Ginsberg, Allen
First half of an Allen Ginsberg class on writing poetry. He begins by referring to William Carlos Williams's exhortation, "No ideas but in things," comparing it to Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's statement that "Things are symbols of themselves." He reads from Shakespeare's poetry to illustrate his point. During the lecture, Ginsberg also touches on Haiku, Kerouac, and other topics. (Continued on 84P023)
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Class part 5 - Ginsberg, Allen
Allen Ginsberg class on 20th Century Expansive Poetics. Ginsberg discusses reading poetry aloud. He gives techniques for a strong reading. A few students read Federico Garcia Lorca's "Lament for the Death of a Bullfighter," partly in Spanish, but mostly the English translation. Ginsberg discusses elements of the piece, reports on the students' readings, and students discuss the translation.
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg class on American vision. - Ginsberg, Allen
Second half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing the convergence of Walt Whitman and William Blake, negative capability, meditation and clear seeing. (First half of class currently not available.) Keywords: New American Poetry, beat movement, Buddhism, spirituality and literature
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[audio]Ginsberg reading Sincerity rap July 1985 - Ginsberg, Allen
Allen Ginsberg concludes his reading at the Naropa Institute, featuring "Sincerity rap" and a notebook entry for the day of the reading, 7/21/1985.
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg class, American value, part 1, March, 1987. - Ginsberg, Allen
Part 1 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop on American value. Ginsberg looks at what a value is, what is of value, and at poetry that addresses these questions. He focuses on the work of artist and poet Marsden Hartley, reading and discussing his poems, including "Three small feathers," "As the buck lay dead," "Albert Ryder, moonlightist," and others. Ginsberg also touches on the work of William Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound.
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[audio]Ginsberg Class Improvised Poetics part 2 July 1988 - Ginsberg, Allen
This is the second part to a class from 88P045. Tape begins with Allen Ginsberg and his class discussing images to create text and cliche and the faults associated with insecurity of self image related to writing. Discussion evolves to mention Whitman's "Song of Myself" and Kerouac and their candid nature and the consequences or beauties associated with recreating reality. The class then moves on to language poets and what they embody with a student reading Stephen Rodefer's "Words in Works in R...
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Basic Poetics, Class 19 - Ginsberg, Allen
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute March 27, 1980. Ginsberg begins discussing the prosody of Robert Creeley then segues into the bulk of the lecture centered around the poetry of the English Metaphysical poet John Donne. This is class 19 of 33.
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[audio]On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, Allen Ginsberg workshop, July, 1982. - Ginsberg, Allen
First half of an Allen Ginsberg workshop for On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute. Ginsberg discusses word choices, vividness, juxtaposition, sound, epics, the concept of "first thought, best thought" and Buddhism. (Continues on 82P316B)
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg lecture on English and American lyric poetry, July, 1996. - Ginsberg, Allen
Second half of an Allen Ginsberg lecture on English and American lyric poetry. Ginsberg reads Sir Walter Raleigh's "The lie," Christophr Marlowe's "The passionate shepherd to his love," Hector Berlioz and Giuseppe Verdi requiems, George Peel's "As when the rye reached to the chin" and "Hot sun, cool fire, tempered with sweet air, and Robert Southwell's "The burning babe." (Continued from 96P049)
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[audio]On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, Allen Ginsberg workshop, July, 1982. - Ginsberg, Allen
Second half of an Allen Ginsberg workshop for On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute. Ginsberg discusses rhythm, poetry and rhyme. The workshop ends with a question and answer session. (Continued from 82P316B)
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Lecture part 1 October 1983 - Ginsberg, Allen
Allen Ginsberg Class on Autobiographical Poetry. He has the students read their respective pieces that relate to autobigraphy and then he reads many sections of Reznikoff's autobiographical poetry. He mentions David Copes "Quiet Lives" and Joe Brainards's poem, "I Remember" as good resources for this style of writing. He also talks about Kerouac's book movie and methods for list making and fact organizing so that poem is a quick flash of images that have structured one's life...
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg lecture on expansive poetics, Sons of Whitman, June, 1981. - Ginsberg, Allen
Allen Ginsberg lecture on expansive poetics, focusing on the influences of Walt Whitman. He discusses Surrealism, Albert Einstein, Whitman, Federico Garcia Lorca, Paul Klebnikov, Christopher Smart, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Hart Crane and Edgar Allen Poe. Ginsberg reads Lorca's "Ode to Salvador Dali," Whitman's "Reversals," "Respondez" and "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," Klebnikov's "Menagerie," Smart's "Rejoice of the lamb," and Crane's "The river."
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg class, American value, part 2, March, 1987. - Ginsberg, Allen
Part 2 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop on American value. Ginsberg looks at what a value is, what is of value, and at poetry that addresses these questions. He focuses on the work of artist and poet Marsden Hartley, reading and discussing his poems, including "Three small feathers," "As the buck lay dead," "Albert Ryder, moonlightist," and others. Ginsberg also touches on the work of William Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound.
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[audio]Ginsberg class on Williams part 1 July 1987 - Ginsberg, Allen
This recording from July 6, 1987 is of a class taught by Allen Ginsberg on his mentor William Carlos Williams. Ginsberg compares the work and influences of Wordsworth, Whitman, and Reznikoff and reads from Williams' "St. Jame's Grove," "An Early Martyr," and "Rain" as well as others. He gives examples of Williams' writing techniques and relates some of them to the meditative mind.
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Class 19th Century Poetry part 11 October 1981 - Ginsberg, Allen
Allen Ginsberg class, 19th century poetry begins with continued discussion of Wordsworth's "Prelude" from class on 81P167. Ginsberg reads from Book 11 Line 106, Book 12 line 208 and Book 14 lines 10-61. There is some discussion of Reznikof and his Five Groups of Verse. Then the class moves on to Coleridge's Kubla Khan, which is read aloud and discussed.
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[audio]Ginsberg class on Williams part 2 July 1987 - Ginsberg, Allen
Second half of an Allen Ginsberg class on his mentor William Carlos Williams. Ginsberg compares the work and influences of Wordsworth, Whitman, and Reznikov, and reads from Williams's "Prelude," "Cambridge in the Alps," "Rain," and others. He gives examples of Williams's writing techniques and relates some of them to the meditative mind. (Continued from 87P013)
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Class 5 Expansive Poetics - Ginsberg, Allen
Tape 5 of an 11 tape series of a class taught by Allen Ginsberg on Expansive Poetics. Subject matter includes background on such movements as the Futurists, Acmeists, and Imaginists as well as readings of work by various artists including Osip Mandelstam, Jorge Ivanov, Nikolai Gumilev, William Carlos Williams, and Anna Akhmatova.
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Class 19th Century Poetry part 12 October 1981 - Ginsberg, Allen
Allen Ginsberg 19th Century Poetics class on Coleridge. AG reads many lines from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" with discussion around the language, imagery and structure. He then acquaints the poem to being a parable about junk because Coleridge was a junky. AG then reads "The Aeolian Harp", "Ode to the departing year", "This lime tree bower, my prison", "Dejection in ode" and "To Lewti." There is a discussion regarding the word "wierd" and then som etalk about the Buddhist notion of renounc...
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Basic Poetics class 24 April 1980 - Ginsberg, Allen
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute April 21, 1980. Ginsberg and class begin by discussing the poetry of Hart Crane and John Milton with regards to prosody. Ginsberg spends most of the rest of the class reading from and discussing John Milton's Paradise Lost. This is class 24 of 33.
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg class, The history of poetry, part 20, June, 1975. - Ginsberg, Allen
A snippet of material that may conclude a class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, from a class series during the summer of 1975. The recording includes three minutes and six seconds of Ginsberg talking about the morality of William Carlos Williams and the subject of poetry and peception. (Possibly continued from 75P021)
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg class, American value, part 3, March, 1987. - Ginsberg, Allen
First half of part 3 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop series on American value. Ginsberg reads several poems as examples of the mind in operation, and talks about how poetry can arise from meditation practice and ordinary mind. He reads and discusses the work of Charles Reznikoff, William Carlos Williams, and other writers. (Continues on 87P084)
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Workshop part 1 April 1981 - Ginsberg, Allen
Allen Ginsberg subtitutes for a workshop class taught by Tom Pickard recorded April 1, 1981 at Naropa. In this class, Allen discusses poetic composition using Corso, Marshall,Spicer, Kerouac, Blake, Pound, Williams, Bunting and others as examples. Later, students present their work and Ginsberg gives critiques often discussing the methods of composition, structureing, and selection of vocabulary in poetry...
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg class on William Carlos Williams and prosody, June, 1976. - Ginsberg, Allen
Second half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing prosody as a method of arranging thought patterns on the page, specifically in relation to William Carlos Williams and the New American Poetry. Ginsberg focuses on his own prosody, as well as those of Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, and Charles Olson. He also reads examples from Williams and discusses the history of prosody. (Continued from 76p050.)
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg class, Poetics IV, November, 1983. - Ginsberg, Allen
Allen Ginsberg lecture on poetry, reading and discussing the lyrics to some of Bob Dylan's songs, talking about how to arrange lines of poetry on a page, and how phrasing relates to ideas and breath. Ginsberg looks at his own poem, "Wichita vortex sutra," and touches on the work of William Carlos Williams, Gregory Corso, and Kurt Schwitters's Concrete poetry. Part of a course series by Ginsberg in fall 1983.
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg class, American value, part 4, March, 1987. - Ginsberg, Allen
Second half of part 4 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop on American value. Ginsberg continues his discussion of William Carlos Williams and moves on to the poets Louis Zukovsky and Charles Reznikoff. (Continued from 87P085)
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Class 19th Century Poetry, part 7 - Ginsberg, Allen
Allen Ginsberg Class on 19th Century Poetry. This class is a continuation of topic from 81P163 with AG doing a close reading of William Blake's "Four Zoas" book 7. There is some reference to the historical context of Blake's time and the influence it had upon the writing along with discussion regarding Blake's symbology and hermetic background.
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Basic Poetics, Class 18 - Ginsberg, Allen
The 19 in a series of a baisic poetics class taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at Naropa. In this class he uses A Litany in Time of Plague by Thomas Nashe to discuss cadence and description in poetry. Other poets discussed in this context are Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, Louis Zukofsky, and William Carlos Williams whose essay on Alfred Steiglitz is read in class. He ends with a brief comment on Marianne Moore's use of Light Rhymes...
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Basic Poetics, Class 26 - Ginsberg, Allen
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute April 28, 1980. The majority of the class is spent reading and discussing the work of the poets John Suckling and Andrew Marvell. The work of Anne Bradstreet, Abraham Cowley, Richard Crawshaw, Thomas Carew, and Richard Lovelace is also discussed. This is class 26 of 33.
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Basic Poetics class 32 - Ginsberg, Allen
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg May 26, 1980. Ginsberg begins the class by singing poems by Sappho and songs by William Blake and Isaac Watts accompanied by harmonium. The rest of the class is devoted to Christopher Smart's poetry, specifically "Rejoice In The Lamb" and "Jubilate Agno." This is class 32 of 33.
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Basic Poetics class 11 February 1980 - Ginsberg, Allen
The eleventh in a series of a basic poetics class taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at Naropa. In this class he continues his discussion of Basil Bunting, Campion and Dowland. Works read and discussed include Thou Must Home to Shadow Underground and Follow Thy Fair Sun by Campion. This is class 11 of 33.
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg class on early 20th century French modernism. - Ginsberg, Allen
Allen Ginsberg discusses early 20th century French modernism, focusing on the poetry of Guillaume Apollinaire and Jules Laforgue, and the paintings of Paul Cezanne and the Cubists.
Keywords: beat movement; protest poetry; literature and society; technology and literature
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Class 19th Century Poetry part 5 - Ginsberg, Allen
AG class on 19th Century poetry specifically William Blake. There is a reading of "The Tyger" by Allen Ginsberg and then much discussion regarding Blake's systemology. AG describes the four zoas. In this discussion there is talk about Buddhism, creationism and the mythology of boundary. AG reads "The Abstract Human." He talks about Yeats and Ezra Pound and his personal experience of being turned on to Blake...
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Basic Poetics, Class 20 - Ginsberg, Allen
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institue April 3, 1980. Ginsberg begins by discussing the prosody of Ezra Pound's Pisan Cantos, reading #80 in full, then segues into the bulk of the lecture centered around the prosody of English poet Ben Jonson. This is class 20 of 33.
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Lecture part 2 October 1983 - Ginsberg, Allen
This is the second portion of a class on Autobiographical Poetry/Writing. The class begins with Allen Ginsberg (AG) talking about the upcoming protest at Rocky Flats and there is much discussion about logistics. The class then reads from Reznikoff's Volume I and students begin sharing their material. Intermitently during the student readins, Allen provides feedback and gives concrete examples from their respective works on how to condense and improve the immediacy of the writing...
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Class 8 Expansive Poetics - Ginsberg, Allen
Tape 8 of an 11 tape series of Allen Ginsbergs class on Expansive Poetics. Subject matter includes background on Surrealism and concepts of language and the imagination as well as readings of works by such writers as Tristan Tzara, Philip Lamantia, Andre Breton, Robert Desnos, Vitezslav Nezval, Philippe Soupeau, Francis Picabia, and Benjamin Perret.
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg lecture on English and American lyric poetry, July, 1996. - Ginsberg, Allen
First half of an Allen Ginsberg lecture on English and American lyric poetry. Ginsberg reads William Blake's "Let the brothels of paris be opened," "The gray monk," "The Mask of anarchy," "The ballad of Sir Patrick Spense," "The Holy land of walsingham" and "Weep you no more, sad fountains," followed by Thomas Wyatt's "My lute awake," "Forget not yet," "They flee from me," "Gasgoyne's lullaby" and "Tickborn's elegy." (Continues on 96P050)
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Class part 4 August 1981 - Ginsberg, Allen
A class in an Allen Ginsberg course on expansive poetics. The class opens with Ginsberg talking about the painter/poet Marsden Hartley. Ginsberg reads Hartley's I admire my native city, Spring, Drama number one, and Window cleaner to nude mannequin. The class does a choral reading of Vachel Lindsay's The Congo and talks about Lindsay's life. Ginsberg reads William Carlos Williams' To Elsie and a section of The Clouds...
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Class July 1981 - Ginsberg, Allen
Allen Ginsberg class on Expansive Poetry. This class begins with AG talking about the change in writing as time and technology progressed with repsect to voyage writing and travel accounts. He reads from Carpenter's "The secret of time and satan" and then there is a digressive conversation about meditation and being mindful and the San Franscisco New School. Then the class reads Dunan's "The lightfoot hears you and the darkness begins" and there is talk about the Whitmanesque quality of the writ...
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Basic Poetics class 4 January 1980 - Ginsberg, Allen
The fourth in a series of a basic poetics class taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at Naropa. In this class he continues his discussion of Old English poetry stressing this time the alliterative aspects of the verse. Also included is Old Anglo-Saxon alliterative verse such as Beowulf and Sir Gwain and the Green Knight then shifts into The Age of Anxiety by W. H. Auden (who in this 100 pg. poem uses Old English meter and Anglo-Saxon alliteration) to draw a fine juxtaposition in the evolution and di...
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Class 3 Expansive Poetics July 1981 - Ginsberg, Allen
Tape 3 in an 11 tape series of a class taught by Allen Ginsberg on Expansive Poetics. Subject matter includes some discussion of the Russian Futurists and two short readings by Russian Futurist writers.
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg class on Walt Whitman and William Wordsworth. - Ginsberg, Allen
First half of a class with Allen Ginsberg reading and discussing the work of Walt Whitman and William Wordsworth, focusing on their later work. Ginsberg reads examples of Whitman's prose and poems, including "Sands at Seventy," Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey," and examples of Wordsworth's "bad poetry." Ginsberg also reads and discusses Wordsworth's sonnets in favor of capital punishment, "Sonnets on the Punishment of Death." (Continues on 76p072.) Keywords: New American Poetry, beat movement, sonne...
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg class on Emily Dickinson and Gregory Corso, November, 1983. - Ginsberg, Allen
Ginsberg class on Emily Dickinson and Gregory Corso. He talks about the recent invasion of Grenada by the United States, then improvises a poem about the invasion and discusses it. Ginsberg talks about the poetry of Gregory Corso and Emily Dickinson and the connection between the two. He reads Dickinson's "Before I got my eye put out" and "A bird came down to the walk."
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg class, Literary history of the Beat generation, the 50's, part 17, May, 1981. - Ginsberg, Allen
Allen Ginsberg class on Beat literary history of the 1950's discussing student sketches, the first manuscript of "Howl," and Burroughs's early work including The Yage Letters and "Roosevelt after inauguration." Part 17 of a 20 part series.
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg Basic Poetics, Class 16 - Ginsberg, Allen
A continuation of a Basic Poetics Class taught by Allen Ginsbergin 1980 at Naropa. In this class Ginsberg covers William Shakespeare's Sonnets. Topics include reading the sonnets as a novel of a love triangle between Shakespear, a young man, and the Dark Lady. Some works discussed and read include Sonnets 20 (the key to the sonnets), 18, 29, 33, 57 (the S and M sonnet), 64, 65, 73, 94, 116, 129, 144, 147, 152, and 153...
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg class on vividness and close observation in writing - Part 2 - Ginsberg, Allen
Second half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing vividness and close observation in writing, particularly the writers who do it, including Walt Whitman, haiku, Jack Kerouac, Charles Reznikoff, Imagists and William Carlos Williams. Ends with Ginsberg reading a poem that was a partial model for "Howl."(Continued from 86p306A.)
Keywords: New American Poetry; beat movement; Buddhism; consciousness and literature
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[audio]Allen Ginsberg class Spiritual Poetics part 3 July 1974 - Ginsberg, Allen
Allen Ginsberg concludes a class on "Spiritual Poetics" with a discussion of the difference between good and great poetry, "bodhisattva magnanimity," and magic in Anne Waldman's "Fast-speaking woman." (Continued from 74P002) This is part 3 of 3.
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